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Oil Add Trick

All,

Been using this for a few years now. Just took pictures today. I have a couple super strong magnets on the AC plumbing on the deck lid of my '87. I use them to support a metal radiator funnel when I am adding oil. They won't hold a full bottle, but strong enough to keep the nearly empty bottle dripping.

Hope this helps someone else. And yes, the magnets have been in place for 2+ years now.




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Very cool trick!
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Great idea.

Thanks for sharing. Love that idea. Going to use it for sure. Cool funnel as well.
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I use a radiator funnel. I can jam it between the filler neck and the lip of the engine room.
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That's super cool! Thanks!
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I just pour it straight in from the bottle. The size and angle of the opening makes it relatively easy without spillage. Now if I have to only put in a quarter of a bottle that could be a problem
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I did something like that on my '84. Won't work on my new-to-me '72...
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I just pour it straight in from the bottle. The size and angle of the opening makes it relatively easy without spillage. Now if I have to only put in a quarter of a bottle that could be a problem
Tried that. I am not coordinated enough to do this reliably.
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For those who have other obstacles.....
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Don't have that problem on my 72!!
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Come on! What's an oil change if you don't get at least a quart on the floor?
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I just let them handle it, what can go wrong?
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I just let them handle it, what can go wrong?
They’d still be looking for the engine in the front.....
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That is a great idea and beats my bungie cord method for sure.

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Great idea.

Now if we can get this working with ...

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Great idea.

Now if we can get this working with ...
Size matters, pNutz - all you need is a bigger, errrrrr, funnel!!!
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Easier still is to cut the bottom off a plastic drink bottle and use that as a new CLEAN funnel each time. The size of the neck is such that it jams in the filler hole and doesn't move around.
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Had a PM about the funnel. Look for a "transmission funnel."
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Ketchup bottle oil funnel

The magnet/funnel looks good...Something that has worked well for me for years has been a 1 litre plastic Heinz Ketchup bottle...I just cut the bottom off of it -The spout fits into the oil fill pipe, and even stands up by itself....'Easy Peasy'

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